Welcome to a new year here at Tweetspeak Poetry. With this new year comes a new series of Monday poetry prompts to help you get your week started right!
If you’ve been with us for a while, you know the drill–I’ll provide a writing prompt touching on Tweetspeak’s monthly theme, and you’ll compose a poem to post in the comments or on your own blog. For those of you who’ve followed the prompts over the last couple of months, you know that we’ve been kicking off each month with a themed musical playlist to give you a bit of poetic inspiration. When I noticed that this month’s prompts would be written around the themes of coffee and tea, my response was an ecstatic “Hallelujah, Rosie Lea!”
I’ve been passionate about coffee since the due-date-eve of my first high school term paper. What might be called a slight obsession with the black brew has seeped into my musical tastes, and over the years I’ve fallen in love with a number of great coffee and tea tunes. Today, I’m sharing those songs with you in hopes that it might musically frame this month’s theme.
I hope you enjoy the playlist. As you listen, I trust you’ll find yourself jotting a grand work of poetry. I trust, too, that you’ll share that grand work with us in the comments below or on your own blog. Next week, we’ll all meet back here for another coffee prompt, and I’ll share one of my favorite submissions from this week’s coffee and tea prompt.
So, who’s first? Let’s get some good works brewing!
Tweetspeak’s January Coffee and Tea Poetry Prompt:
This month’s poetry theme at Tweetspeak is coffee and tea, and we’re composing poems that play with the theme. Perhaps you can gain a bit of inspiration from this month’s playlist, from the music at your local coffee joint, or from some other coffee or tea inspired piece of art. How do you participate?
1. Think about your favorite experiences, works of art, literary scenes, or songs that involve coffee or tea. Listen to the Tweetspeak monthly playlist.
2. Compose a poem inspired by your coffee and tea experiences.
3. Tweet your poems to us. Add a #TSCoffeeCup hashtag so we can find it and maybe share it with the world.
4. If you aren’t a twitter user, leave your poem here in the comment box.
5. At the end of the month, we’ll choose a winning poem and ask the winner to record his or her poem to be featured in one of our upcoming Weekly Top 10 Poetic Picks.
Now, let’s brew up some great poetry. Who’s first?